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Ankh-hapi

 

Ankh-hapi1, god's father, beloved of the god, sm-priest, prophet of Ptah, High Priest of Letopolis, priest of the temples of Memphis, prophet of king Sneferu, assistant to every fourth phyle of the temple of Memphis, master of secrets of the sacred place, master of secrets of the temple of Ptah, purifier of the god in the secret chamber, master of secrets of Rosetau, who enters the sacred place, prophet of Semenmaat, prophet of the gods of Senenmaat2, son of Horemhotep I3 by Seta-irt-bint4, chronology unknown5, father of Horemhotep II6 by Nefertiti daughter of Nesisti-Pedubast, High Priiest of Memphis7, and possibly of Heriu I8 by Neferu9.

[1] PP III 5354. Gr: Achôpis (PP III), Achoapis (PP IX); see J. Quaegebeur in D. J. Crawford et al, Studies on Ptolemaic Memphis 47, 66 n. 2.

D. Wildung, Die Rolle ägyptischer Könige im Bewußtsein ihrer Nachwelt, 147ff., proposes to identify Horemhotep II, son of Ankh-hapi, with Horemhotep I, father of Ankh-hapi, resulting in the following alternate genealogy:

J. Quaegebeur, JNES 30 (1971) 239, 265 (3), notes that the Horemhoteps on the two documents have quite different titles, while the Ankh-hapis have essentially the same title, i.e. that there were two Horemhoteps and one Ankh-hapi, not two Ankh-hapis and one Horemhotep. This analysis seems correct to me. Ý

[2] Louvre sarcophagus D 13 (Reymond: A 13); stele BM 380. Ý

[3] Louvre sarcophagus D 13 (Reymond: A 13). Ý

[4] Louvre sarcophagus D 13 (Reymond: A 13). Ý

[5] While no exact dates are possible, his floruit must be in the second/third quarter of the third century, based on the chronology of his brother-in-law Anemhor II HPM and father-in-law Nesisti-Pedubast HPM. Since he is not described as "deceased" on the funerary stele of his son Horemhotep II, it is possible that he outlived him. Ý

[6] Stele BM 380. Ý

[7] Stele BM 380. Ý

[8] See discussion under Heriu I. Ý

[9] Florence sarcophagus 2179. Ý

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